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Summer Program Stats

No. of Summer Associates (2023): 49 total (44 2Ls; 3 1Ls; 2 SEO Fellows)

No. of 2L Offers (2023): 44 out of 44

Summer Associate Salary:

Salaries not disclosed

Summer Program Length:

10 weeks

Summer Program Contact

Daniel Vatanaviggun
Senior Manager US, Law Student Recruitment
(646) 344-6775
us-lawstudentrecruitment@allenovery.com

Our Survey Says

Training & Assignments

  • “Summer associates are able to work on meaningful projects across all practice areas. It gives summers great exposure and training to every practice the firm offers.”
  • “Work assignments were very substantive, and the training was above and beyond what I had envisioned.”
  • “I got to work on real assignments, and had interactions with attorneys at every level as part of these assignments (from junior associates to partners). I sat in on client meetings and participated in client calls.”
  • “Excellent balance of training, substantive work, and an emphasis on learning.”

 

Social Opportunities

  • “The events were fun, and had the right goal of helping people fit into and integrate into the firm over the course of the summer program.”
  • “My summer was unfortunately virtual, but they did the best they could to make it worthwhile. This past summer, it was clear the summer associates enjoyed their time greatly.”
  • “It was a virtual summer, so programming was mostly limited to remote events, but there were many of them, and they were well attended. The firm flew me out for one in-person event in DC.”

Associate Experience vs. Summer Expectations

  • “I’ve been grateful to have very nice and supportive associates and partners at my firm. My experience has been consistent with my summer, and the impressions I was given by members of the firm prior to starting as an associate. I mostly get to practice in my area of choice, although I do get assignments from various other areas as needed.”
  • “I'd say I expected to work fairly hard (45-50 hours a week) but be treated respectfully, and that has absolutely happened. No one promised anything that hasn't happened, and I've never felt unpleasantly surprised by anything at the firm.”
  • “Because the summer experience (despite being virtual) was so substantive, I felt like I knew what I was getting myself into. The only pleasant surprise is how frequently I'm able to meet colleagues from different offices abroad, constantly making new connections.”

Favorite Summer Events

  • “My favorite summer event was the magic show.”
  • “Virtual mixology class where we learned to make different cocktails.”
  • “Mets game, obviously! Cooking class was fun, too.”

The Firm Says

Our summer associates work on real legal matters, explore a variety of practice areas of their choosing, receive dedicated training and mentorship, and attend networking events.

Summer associates assist on real legal matters under associate and partner supervision. Work may include: assisting with trials, hearings, depositions, negotiations, client conferences, and other client-related activities; conducting legal research and writing assignments; various other responsibilities mirroring first-year associate responsibilities; and pro bono work.

Summer associates may request work from any practice area across our U.S. offices, leading to a fully customized summer experience. Attorney representatives from each practice group meet with summer associates on a biweekly basis to ensure they understand summer associate preferences and can staff matters accordingly.

Summers are treated as first-year associates, and receive dedicated trainings through workshops, seminars, presentations, practice area overviews, and their designated mentors.

We encourage summer associates to get to know our culture through our attorneys and have social and networking opportunities throughout the summer calendar that are either practice, office, or affinity group specific. Many opportunities are hosted across multiple offices.